Category:  Kitchen Extras

Pumpkin Recipe Roundup

In Holidays, Kitchen Extras, Roundups
by Ann on 26/10

Knowing that I am not alone in my love of pumpkin, it occurred to me that having all of my pumpkin recipes grouped in one convenient place would… Read More »

Fun Holiday Snacks

In Crafts, Holidays, Kitchen Extras
by Ann on 24/10

A few years ago, I was asked to bring the “healthy treat” to a school Halloween party for my older son.  Well, when you are the mom bringing… Read More »

Homemade Play Dough

In Crafts, Kitchen Basics, Kitchen Extras, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 22/09

A recipe for a fun weekend activity…and don’t count the older kids out! The start of the new school year brought much change to our house.  My older… Read More »

Juicing 101…a guest post from Jaclyn Downs

In Drinks & Smoothies, Kitchen Basics, Kitchen Extras
by Ann on 12/06

I have long loved eating greens, but aside from my one make-ahead green smoothie recipe, have been hesitant to drink them!  When I saw that Jaclyn Downs was… Read More »

From Farm to Table

In Kitchen Extras
by Ann on 09/06

Did you love going on field trips as a kid?  Well, I felt just like a kid again when I spent a day on a farm followed by… Read More »

Velvety Chocolate Mousse and a Guide to Unrefined Sweeteners by Chef Amber Shea Crawley

In Desserts, Kitchen Extras
by Ann on 14/05
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Whenever possible, I like to use natural sweeteners–pure maple syrup being a favorite–and try to limit overall sugars in general.  I do have a sweet tooth, so it… Read More »

An Education in Cheese…Stretching Mozzarella

In Kitchen Extras
by Ann on 03/05
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Thanks to my ongoing flavor journey with Sargento Cheese and Rick Bayless, I have been quite happily up to my elbows in cheese…sometimes literally!  When I recently discovered… Read More »

Spring Flowers and a Summer Salad Recipe Challenge

In Kitchen Extras, Salads
by Ann on 21/04

Do you have any special spring traditions?  Each year as the weather starts to warm, we pay a visit to a particular field on my in-laws’ farm to… Read More »

Cheese Crisps

In Appetizers, Gluten-Free Options, Kitchen Basics, Kitchen Extras, Snacks
by Ann on 12/04

If you have read some of my past posts, like the one about roasting beans (so delicious, by the way!) or the recipe for 2-ingredient coconut macaroons, you… Read More »

Gluten-Free Panko…Rice Chex

In Gluten-Free Options, Kitchen Basics, Kitchen Extras
by Ann on 03/04

After several years of cooking gluten-free foods–not exclusively, but often–I have tested various flour combinations as a substitute for wheat flour in baking.  I have also experimented with… Read More »